Period
to 14 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 14 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing AWS 309 334 759
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 11.16% 9.93% 11.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.89% 32.05% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 268 606
10th Percentile £406 £413 £438
25th Percentile £463 £463 £508
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £550
75th Percentile £619 £630 £638
90th Percentile £685 £705 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £57.50 £10.50
Median % change year-on-year - +447.62% -67.19%
Central London median hourly rate - £57.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year - +42.86% +25.78%

AWS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 969 1,042 1,997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.01% 30.98% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 817 1,569
10th Percentile £363 £300 £363
25th Percentile £444 £413 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £505 £525
Median % change year-on-year +3.96% -3.81% +5.00%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
10th Percentile £13.48 £17.10 £11.85
25th Percentile £13.63 £22.11 £12.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £41.40 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -45.65% +107.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £25.18 £52.63 £22.75
90th Percentile £27.77 £59.00 £27.52
Central London median hourly rate £22.98 £26.44 £19.25
% change year-on-year -13.11% +37.35% -10.93%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing AWS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 14 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge +1 9 £600 +9.09%
AWS
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for AWS.

1 153 (49.51%) Azure
2 116 (37.54%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (35.92%) DevOps
4 96 (31.07%) Java
5 84 (27.18%) Python
6 73 (23.62%) Docker
7 72 (23.30%) TDD
8 68 (22.01%) SQL
8 68 (22.01%) Microservices
9 65 (21.04%) Git (software)
10 59 (19.09%) Finance
11 54 (17.48%) Jenkins
11 54 (17.48%) Kubernetes
12 51 (16.50%) Social Skills
13 50 (16.18%) GCP
14 46 (14.89%) JavaScript
15 45 (14.56%) Web Services
16 44 (14.24%) Banking
17 42 (13.59%) Software Engineering
17 42 (13.59%) Node.js
17 42 (13.59%) Terraform
18 37 (11.97%) Serverless
18 37 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
19 36 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
20 35 (11.33%) Analytics
21 34 (11.00%) Big Data
22 33 (10.68%) Kafka
22 33 (10.68%) AngularJS
23 32 (10.36%) Spring
24 31 (10.03%) HTML

AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (9.39%) Apache Spark
2 15 (4.85%) Apache
2 15 (4.85%) Apache Airflow
3 7 (2.27%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (1.94%) Confluence
4 6 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.62%) Mule
6 2 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.65%) Appian
6 2 (0.65%) CMS
6 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.65%) SAS
7 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.32%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Cloudability
2 2 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.32%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 153 (49.51%) Azure
2 50 (16.18%) GCP
3 37 (11.97%) Serverless
4 30 (9.71%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (7.44%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (7.44%) Amazon S3
6 16 (5.18%) GitHub
6 16 (5.18%) IaaS
6 16 (5.18%) PaaS
7 15 (4.85%) SaaS
8 14 (4.53%) Power Platform
9 13 (4.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (3.88%) Amazon Kinesis
11 11 (3.56%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (2.59%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (2.27%) Microsoft 365
14 7 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (1.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (1.94%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.24%) HTTP
2 7 (2.27%) Network Security
3 5 (1.62%) DNS
3 5 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.29%) Internet
5 3 (0.97%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.97%) WAN
5 3 (0.97%) Wireless
6 2 (0.65%) BGP
6 2 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.65%) Firewall
6 2 (0.65%) LAN
6 2 (0.65%) Multicast
6 2 (0.65%) OSPF
6 2 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.65%) SSL
6 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.32%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (11.00%) Big Data
3 28 (9.06%) Data Lake
4 25 (8.09%) Amazon Redshift
5 24 (7.77%) Hadoop
6 19 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (5.50%) Amazon RDS
7 17 (5.50%) NoSQL
8 15 (4.85%) Snowflake Schema
9 14 (4.53%) Power BI
10 11 (3.56%) Relational Database
11 10 (3.24%) SQL Server
12 9 (2.91%) Apache Hive
13 8 (2.59%) MongoDB
13 8 (2.59%) MySQL
13 8 (2.59%) Parquet
13 8 (2.59%) Tableau
14 7 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (1.94%) DB2
15 6 (1.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 65 (21.04%) Git (software)
2 54 (17.48%) Jenkins
3 25 (8.09%) JIRA
4 13 (4.21%) Maven
4 13 (4.21%) Visual Studio
5 9 (2.91%) JUnit
6 7 (2.27%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.27%) Mockito
7 6 (1.94%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.29%) GitLab
8 4 (1.29%) Subversion
9 3 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.97%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.97%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.97%) Gradle
9 3 (0.97%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.97%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.65%) Selenium
10 2 (0.65%) TestNG
General
1 59 (19.09%) Finance
2 51 (16.50%) Social Skills
3 44 (14.24%) Banking
4 23 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.88%) Front Office
6 11 (3.56%) Public Sector
7 8 (2.59%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.59%) Retail
8 7 (2.27%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (1.62%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.62%) Legal
10 4 (1.29%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (0.97%) Billing
11 3 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.65%) Back Office
12 2 (0.65%) Law
12 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 112 (36.25%) Developer
2 42 (13.59%) Data Engineer
3 37 (11.97%) Java Developer
4 35 (11.33%) Architect
5 29 (9.39%) AWS Engineer
5 29 (9.39%) Backend Developer
6 22 (7.12%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (5.18%) Analyst
8 14 (4.53%) Node.js Developer
8 14 (4.53%) PHP Developer
9 13 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (3.88%) AWS Developer
10 12 (3.88%) C# Developer
10 12 (3.88%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.56%) Software Engineer
12 9 (2.91%) AWS DevOps
12 9 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.59%) Cloud Architect
13 8 (2.59%) Full Stack Developer
14 7 (2.27%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.56%) Web Services
2 42 (13.59%) Node.js
3 33 (10.68%) AngularJS
3 33 (10.68%) Kafka
4 32 (10.36%) Spring
5 31 (10.03%) HTML
6 23 (7.44%) .NET
7 20 (6.47%) CSS
7 20 (6.47%) REST
8 19 (6.15%) HTML5
8 19 (6.15%) Spring Boot
9 18 (5.83%) React
9 18 (5.83%) XML
10 16 (5.18%) LESS
10 16 (5.18%) Sass
10 16 (5.18%) Vue.js
11 15 (4.85%) CSS3
11 15 (4.85%) Laravel
11 15 (4.85%) Vuetify.js
12 10 (3.24%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.85%) Algorithms
2 13 (4.21%) Derivative
2 13 (4.21%) Public Cloud
3 12 (3.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 12 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.56%) Data Structures
4 11 (3.56%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.91%) Cloud Native
6 7 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.94%) iSeries
8 5 (1.62%) Replication
9 4 (1.29%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.97%) Clustering
10 3 (0.97%) CMDB
10 3 (0.97%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.65%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.65%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.83%) Linux
2 15 (4.85%) Windows
3 6 (1.94%) Android
3 6 (1.94%) Unix
4 5 (1.62%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.65%) CentOS
5 2 (0.65%) Solaris
5 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (37.54%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (35.92%) DevOps
3 72 (23.30%) TDD
4 68 (22.01%) Microservices
5 42 (13.59%) Software Engineering
6 37 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (11.33%) Analytics
8 30 (9.71%) Data Pipeline
8 30 (9.71%) MVC
9 24 (7.77%) Migration
10 23 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (6.47%) Data Modelling
12 19 (6.15%) ETL
12 19 (6.15%) Web Development
13 18 (5.83%) Infrastructure as Code
14 17 (5.50%) Configuration Management
14 17 (5.50%) High Availability
14 17 (5.50%) Machine Learning
14 17 (5.50%) OWASP
15 16 (5.18%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 96 (31.07%) Java
2 84 (27.18%) Python
3 68 (22.01%) SQL
4 46 (14.89%) JavaScript
5 24 (7.77%) C#
5 24 (7.77%) TypeScript
6 20 (6.47%) Go
7 19 (6.15%) Bash Shell
8 16 (5.18%) Java 8
8 16 (5.18%) PHP
8 16 (5.18%) Scala
9 14 (4.53%) Ruby
10 8 (2.59%) Kotlin
11 7 (2.27%) C++
12 6 (1.94%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.62%) Perl
14 4 (1.29%) ES6
14 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.18%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.53%) Degree
4 12 (3.88%) AWS Certification
5 10 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.62%) CCNA
7 5 (1.62%) CISSP
8 3 (0.97%) SAFe Agilist
9 2 (0.65%) CEH
9 2 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.65%) MCSE
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) CCIE
10 1 (0.32%) CISA
10 1 (0.32%) CISM
10 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.85%) QA
2 6 (1.94%) GDPR
3 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.65%) ISO 20022
3 2 (0.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (23.62%) Docker
2 17 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.24%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.65%) NFS
6 2 (0.65%) Veritas File System
6 2 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.65%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.32%) HDFS
7 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 54 (17.48%) Kubernetes
2 42 (13.59%) Terraform
3 19 (6.15%) Ansible
4 8 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.27%) Puppet
6 5 (1.62%) Prometheus
6 5 (1.62%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 4 (1.29%) Grafana
8 3 (0.97%) Control-M
8 3 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.97%) Istio
8 3 (0.97%) QRadar
8 3 (0.97%) Salt
8 3 (0.97%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.65%) Consul
9 2 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.65%) Netcool
9 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (7.12%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.83%) Google
2 18 (5.83%) VMware
3 17 (5.50%) Oracle
4 13 (4.21%) Splunk
5 11 (3.56%) Talend
6 9 (2.91%) EMC
6 9 (2.91%) IBM
7 8 (2.59%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.94%) SAP
8 6 (1.94%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.62%) CyberArk
9 5 (1.62%) NetApp
10 4 (1.29%) Cisco
10 4 (1.29%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.97%) BMC
11 3 (0.97%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.97%) Informatica
11 3 (0.97%) Red Hat